We reckon we've discovered a bit of a gem for this week's POTW (we say, modestly).
A day or two ago RacingPete, during a rummage through his desk drawers (he calls it tidying up; we call it displacement activity) emerged from a particularly deep excavation brandishing an innocent-looking purple CD.
And the words on the purple background? TVR Media information, along with a copyright year - 1999. This, then, was a press pack from the halcyon days of 1990s TVR, with the promise of some juicy hi-res images within. Provided the rough life of a case-less CD living at the bottom of a desk drawer hadn't rendered it useless, of course.
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Sure enough, with a bit of careful cleaning the disc duly unloaded its jpeg cargo, and what we found has proven to be a bit of an Aladdin's cave for TVR fans, with Griffs, Chimaeras, Tuscans, and even some factory shots and Speed Twelve images thrown in for good measure.
We've chosen the Chimaera-at-sunset shot as our star pic, partly because it's the most atmospheric image, but mostly because Chim-owning Garlick has promised to make me tea all day if we use it...
Oh, and we've also popped a selection of the CD's other highlights for your perusal below, because we're nice like that.
So there was some development test work after all...!!!
That bloke is about to say, 'yeah it's fked, take a pic though'
He is a druid blessing a car covered in icing sugar with his magic stick.
Blind faith and prayer were preferred over real testing.
LOL no danger of that Chim starting, you'd never get in it. On mie the locks would always freeze, if you did manage to open the door with the help of some de-icer the lock would instantly re-freeze and you had to spent the first 10 miles holding the door shut...
The number of times I resorted to taking the roof off and climbing over the door to get to work... Ahh those were the days.. lets all party like its 1999 ( for it was) Poor old chim living outside at the side of the road, and being thrashed to within an inch of its life every day.... never missed a beat other than frozen door locks... 2 months as a garage queen years later and the diff died !!!